THREE STRIKES: 6/19
Too much information for just a 3 strikes this morning so we have the full count.
1) WAR EAGLE STEVE - In the wake of all the potential losses (player-wise) coming Auburn's way after the draft, the Tigers did get a surprising present. A shiny new pitcher. RHP Stephen Kohlscheen (good luck pronouncing THAT Auburn Network guys) a JUCO guy from Norman, OK by the way of Cowley Community College in Kansas. Major League Scouts must love him because he was selected out of high school (Marlins/43rd Round) and during the 2009 draft last week the Phillies selected him (30th Round).
Kohlscheen is the son of scout Brian Kohlscheen, who is the Phillies' central regional supervisor. Something odd though, he apparently, was going to sign with Arkansas and we managed to steal him. This article from WholeHogSports has him listed as one of their potential signees. Weird I know.
Kohlscheen went 9-3 with an ERA of 2.80. He led the Cowley pitching staff in strikeouts (73) and was second on the team in innings pitched (70 2/3). He finished his two seasons at Cowley with a record of 13-7, while striking out 115 and walking only 42.
His Fastball apparently tops out a 93 which is pretty solid.
2) MORE HONORS FOR THE TIGERS - Trent Mummey was rewarded with a Rawlings Gold Glve a earlier this week. (Not an actual gold glove, though that would be sweet):
Mummey, who started all 56 games in 2009 and was also named to the SEC All-Defensive Team, had an astounding .995 fielding percentage this past season, leading Auburn's outfielders with seven outfield assists and 178 putouts while committing just a single error.
The award, which is in its third year, goes to the player recognized by coaches across the country as the best defensive player at his position in the nation.
3) SANDERS IS ROCKING - Joseph Sanders is officially a Rocky and inking a deal with the club:
He was one of 27 Rockies to do so, including Alabama slugger Kent Matthes, who was selected one round earlier than Sanders and led the nation in home runs. Both will report to the Rockies’ short-season affiliate, the Tri-City Dust Devils, in Pasco, Wash.
AND IN OTHER NEWS:
Good breakdown of Malzhan's Spread.
Yummie. In-State Cupcakes for Football.